The Smith Group report: recommendations for the Scottish Government

The Smith Group (the Group) has been active since 2005, advising and guiding Ministers in successive administrations on education policy, enterprise in education and youth employment issues. The composition of the group is its strength, bringing together leading figures in business and education to bring fresh perspective to what is at once a challenge and an opportunity - how Scotland can best prepare its young people to make effective contributions in their adult lives.

In particular, the Group has focused on those young people not in education, employment and training (NEET), both in terms of the factors that contribute to a young person becoming NEET and those interventions that can be most effective in helping a young person to find employment or training.

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